Last week my kids and I wrote up a list of all the things we wanted to accomplish this summer. This is (hopefully) going to prevent extreme boredom this year, and give us some ideas on how to plan out our weeks. We will try to do 3-4 activities each week.
1. Go camping.
2. Go to a water park.
3. Swim at the athletic club.
4. Roast hot dogs and s’mores in the firepit.
5. Watch fireworks.
6. Have a sleepover with cousins.
7. See a movie at the theater (Brave).
8. Go on a walk at night.
9. Go to the Soda Fountain.
10. Go bowling.
11. Swim at Franklin Park.
12. Camp out in the yard.
13. Play Capture the Flag at night.
14. Play Marshmallow Baseball.
15. Invite friends to play on the waterslide.
16. Sign up for piano lessons.*
17. Go to the park-by-Target-the-name-of-which-we-can-never-remember (but that has really cool playground equipment).
18. See a play.
19. Have a picnic and feed the ducks at Randall Park.
20. Check out books from the library.
21. Water ballon fight.
22. Have a 4th of July bike parade around the driveway… Decorate bikes with streamers.
23. Build tent city.
24. Watch a (scary?) movie outside.
25. Arts and crafts day.
26. Harry Potter movie marathon.
27. Go to a free concert at Franklin Park.
28. Watch the Sound of Music in Leavenworth.*
29. Walk through Cowiche Canyon, take picnic lunches.
30. Clean out and organize the mudroom.*
31. Turn the home office into a homeschooling room.*
So far, we’ve invited some of the kids’ friends over to play on the waterslide, seen Brave in the theater, and started cleaning up the mudroom.
*Yeah, those were my selections, obviously.